Trainings Featured in Fall 2016 Elevate, Your Resource for Lifelong Learning

For the fall issue of Elevate, we’ve curated and highlighted a few of the PHLN’s online and in-person trainings on health disparities, the social determinants of health, and more.

Moving Public Health Practice Upstream: A Case Study on the Minimum Wage

This module details how raising the minimum wage is a public health issue and provides a case study of one health department that used research, communication, and advocacy to influence an upstream factor of health. Participants will be able to identify important social determinants of health considerations in their scope of work and apply strategies to achieve goals within their practice.

Offered by Region II – Public Health Training Center

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Cultural Competency in the Public Health and Health Care Workforce

This online module explores health disparities and other factors that contribute to the need for culturally competent public health practice. Learn about challenges and best practices that will equip the health care and public health workforce with effective tools to become culturally competent within their practice.

Offered by Region IV – Public Health Training Center

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Helping Hands for the Homeless

This 30-minute web training provides an overview of homelessness and food insecurity, discussing the benefits and barriers associated with creating a food program for people experiencing homelessness. The training highlights various food programs in the United States as examples, and provides resources for starting food programs for people experiencing homelessness.

Offered by Region IX – Western Region Public Health Training Center

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Successful Nutrition Programs For Native American and Pacific Islander Communities

This four-session, interactive webinar series highlights successful nutrition programs in practice for Native American and Pacific Islander communities. Specifically, each session will showcase a program and how that program works, the impact of the program, and tools and skills for participants to implement similar strategies and programs.

Offered by Region IX – Western Region Public Health Training Center

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American Indian Youth Summer Medical Wellness Camp

On Tuesday, October 11, Dr. Francine C. Gachupin of the University of Arizona will be presenting key components of developing a university–tribal partnership to address nutritional risk behaviors, describing a health promotion curriculum, and explaining the importance of culturally relevant interventions for American Indian youth.

Offered by Region IX – Western Region Public Health Training Center

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Holistic Treatment of Substance Use Disorders: MAT and Beyond

This is the third session in a three-part webcast series entitled Medication Assisted Treatment in Context. This final installment of the series will focus on using medication-assisted treatment (MAT) within an integrated health treatment model, monitoring and pain management with MAT, and using MAT with other medications.

Offered by Michigan Public Health Training Center

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New Ethical Dilemmas in the Digital Age

This recorded webinar offers guidance for healthcare and human-service professionals on the myriad of ethical challenges that we face in today’s digital age. The course covers an overview of recent legal regulations and provides suggested practices for handling digital communication.

Offered by Region III – Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center

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Ebola, Emerging & Highly Infectious Diseases

This Ebola, Emerging & Highly Infectious Diseases e-learning portal has been developed to provide both public health professionals and clinical practice partners access to workforce education, training, and resources to enhance professional development and knowledge about emerging infectious diseases. Various courses are available.

Offered by Heartland Center for Public Health and Community Capacity Development

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A Shelter Story

This course tells the story of one community’s efforts to collaborate on improvements to its emergency shelter plans. Course participants are invited to participate in these efforts, working with the county’s emergency manager and other stakeholders to update plans last revised five years ago. As the story unfolds, participants identify relevant facts or to select the best course of action for making improvements to the planning process and its outcomes.

Offered by Region VII – Midwestern Public Health Training Center

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Maintaining Safe Recreational Waters

How do we minimize the public health hazards visitors to recreational waters experience? This course reviews the four health hazard categories most common to recreational waters: biological, chemical, physical, and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) hazards. It provides important information on risks, tracking and monitoring levels, and management of exposed waters.

Offered by Region I – New England Public Health Training Center

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